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Local Researchers and International Practitioners, Shaping Security Sector Reform in Kosovo, by Jacob Phillipps

This book is driven by the question: what role is played by the local security research community in Kosovo’s internationally-led Security Sector Reform? Kosovo’s SSR has been heavily driven by international knowledge rather than the context-sensitive evidence, with negative implications for the legitimacy and sustainability of SSR. Centered on an analysis of an extensive interview survey of international SSR practitioners and local researchers in Kosovo and local research papers, this book highlights how local research has engaged with, challenged and contributed to international SSR. Despite the general experience of local marginalisation, local researchers have an important role to play. Following engagement with local research, international SSR practitioners may consider local context in greater depth and think more critically about SSR implications. This highlights the potentially key role that local researchers can play to support effective post-conflict recovery. Jacob Phillipps holds a PhD in International Studies and Social Science from Coventry University, UK, where he was awarded a 3-year Special Exhibition Studentship.
Table Of Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Role of Individuals in SSR -- 3. Researcher and Practitioner Agency -- 4. Competing Security Knowledge: International and Local -- 5. International Barriers, Instability and Obstructing Local Research -- 6. Filling a Void and Contesting International SSR -- 7. The Contribution of Local Researchers -- 8. Conclusion.
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2022.
Physical Description
1 online resource (285 pages)
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